Kevin Hernandez - Research Officer
Digital and Technology
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Kevin Hernandez is a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies. After completing an MA in Globalisation, Business and Development at IDS, he worked on a foresight study looking at synergies and tradeoffs between pathways to Equality, Sustainability, and Building Secure and Inclusive Societies.
Kevin now works with the Digital and Technology cluster on various projects including the impact of digital technology on economic growth, productivity, employment and equality, the use of Real Time Data for decision making in the development sector, Frontier Technologies for Development, and Foresight Studies on the future of Digital Technologies. He also provides technical support to entrepreneurs in two innovation funds.
Blockchain for Development – Hope or Hype?IDS Rapid Response Briefing 17 (2017)
Blockchain technology has been heralded by many as the next big thing. The potential use of blockchains has attracted widespread attention from the media, the IMF, the UN, and the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor. More details
Ten Frontier Technologies for International Development
As new technologies and digital business models reshape economies and disrupt incumbencies, interest has surged in the potential of novel frontier technologies to also contribute to positive changes in international development and humanitarian contexts. More details
The Impact of Digital Technology on Economic Growth and Productivity, and its Implications for Employment and Equality: An Evidence ReviewIDS Evidence Report 207 (2016)
As digital technology has begun to ‘eat the world’ it has also influenced the way that humans interact and transact with each other. Thus, it has inevitably had an effect on global, regional, national and local economies. More details
Integrating Sustainable Development: A Foresight Analysis of Interactions Among Competing Development ChallengesIDS Evidence Report 204 (2016)
This report documents explores the interactions among three key goals of international development policy and practice, namely reducing inequalities, accelerating sustainability and building secure and inclusive societies. More details
Achieving Diverse Development Goals: How can Different Goals be Pursued Together?IDS Policy Briefing 125 (2016)
In 2015, the international community adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to focus development policy globally. The Goals range across diverse fields of public policy from industry, finance and agriculture to education, sanitation, social protection and environmental stewardship. More details